Normal screen captures are flat
When you take a screen capture, Snagit brings the selection into the editor as a flat image. That means that when you hover a cursor over the image there’s no indication that you can select anything.
Turn on Smart Move
Go to the Move tool in the editing toolbar and turn on Smart Move. Snagit analyzes the image and identifies editable objects. A blue animation outlines objects on your image as the process finishes. Now, when you hover over the image, many different objects can be selected.
Control the process with the slider
If the results don’t meet your expectations or needs, this slider in the tool properties can change how Snagit analyzes the image. To identify more specific objects and group fewer things together, move the slider to the right.
To group more objects together--for example, if Snagit is identifying letters as objects and you want to identify words or lines of text--then, move the slider to the left and that makes the objects less defined.
As you hover over the image, editable objects display anchor points. Click on an object to move, resize, or delete it.
When you move or delete an object, the background is automatically-filled to match the surrounding background using the same auto-fill technology as the Selection tool.
How to deal with distortion
As you move objects, you may see some distortion--especially with text. This is probably a previewing error, not actual distortion. If it happens, make sure you’re viewing your image at it’s actual size, or at 100%, and that should resolve the issue.
One last thing. If you see the text editing cursor above your object, then Snagit identified this object as editable text. Click to switch to the text tool and replace and style the text.
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